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#HarlemFall100: 100 Things to do in Harlem This Fall

We’re in the midst of the fall season. The temperatures have dropped, the drinks are warmer, restaurants are serving up pumpkin spice everything and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Whether you’re hosting your family and friends in Harlem for the holidays and you want to show them a good time or you simply want to get out and explore the neighborhood, there are so many things happening in the community during the fall. We’ve rounded up a list of 100 things to do in Harlem this season. Get out and experience all that the neighborhood has to offer and post your photos on social media using the hashtag #HarlemFall100.

1)Visit the Sugar Hill Market—a dope curated designer market in Harlem.

Location: 259 West 132nd Street, New York, NY 10030

2) Check out an exhibition at the Gitler &_____ Gallery.

Location: 3629 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

3) Indulge in Apple Pie Mimosas over brunch at Harlem Public.

Location: 3612 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

4) Attend Harlem School of The Arts’ “ARTMAKERS: A Conversation with Camille A. Brown” on November 15.

Location: 645 Saint Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10030

5) Check out an “Amateur Night” show at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater.

Location: 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

6) Swing by Harlem Nights Bar on November 18 for their “Uptown Soul Lounge” showcase.

Location: 2361 7th Ave, New York, NY 10030

7) Do dinner at one of the neighborhood’s newest restaurants, B2 Harlem.

Location: 271 W 119th St, New York, NY 10026

8) Check out the new exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem which includes Circa 1970, Video Studio, The Window Breaking the Window and Black Cowboy. The exhibits will open on November 17.

Location: 144 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

9) Do brunch at Red Rooster.

Location: 310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

10) Visit the “Hip Hop Fine Art: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” exhibition on display through November 27.

Location: 645 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10030

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11) Have a coffee date at Dear Mama Coffee in East Harlem.

Location: 308 E 109th St, New York, NY 10029

12) Check out The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.

Location: 120 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035

13) Attend ART In FLUX’s “I Am A God Opening Reception” on November 16 which will feature the works of artist Uday K. Dhar.

Location: 163 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026

14) Gather your crew for a unique, memorable, and adventuresome escape room experience at Hoodwinked Escape in Harlem.

Location: 151 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026

15) Calling all techies! Attend Harlem Business Alliance’s HackHarlem event on November 19.

Location: 275 Malcolm X Blvd # 2, New York, NY 10027

16) Have a dinner date a Ponty Bistro.

Location: 2375 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030

17) Attend the “A Different World” 80s and 90s-themed brunch party at Chez Lucienne on November 19.

Location: 308 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10027

18) Take a FREE reggae dance fitness class in Harlem on November 19.

Location: New York, NY 10027

19) Do brunch at Pisticci. The challah French toast is to die for!

Location: 125 La Salle St, New York, NY 10027

20) Try the shrimp mac & cheese at Unione Bar. Thank us later.

Location: 3628 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

Unione Bar

21) Do hookah and drinks at Harlem Hookah.

Location: 381 Lenox Avenue, New York, New York 10027

22) Swing by The Edge Harlem on a Saturday afternoon for amazing dishes, tasty drinks, and good vibes.

Location: 101 Edgecombe Ave, New York, NY 10030

23) Go on a street art mural hunt to spot the pieces created for the #NotACrime campaign.

Location: Various places in Harlem.

24) Drink for a good cause at the “Coats & Cocktails” coat drive at Angel of Harlem on November 26.

Location: 2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10027

25) Grab after work drinks at Uptown Bourbon.

Location: 3631 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

26) Attend the “Four Flights Up Opening Reception” hosted by ART In FLUX on November 15.

Location: 427 West 154th Street, Unit 1  New York, NY 10027

27) Indulge in delicious Italian fare at FUMO Pizza Bar.

Location: 1600 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10031

28) Check out the In the South Bronx of America photo exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York through January 8.

Location: 1220 5th Ave & 103rd St, New York, NY 10029

29) Swing by Oso Harlem on a Thursday evening for their DJ night.

Location: 1616 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY, 10031

30) Attend the “EL REY” solo exhibit by Rob Ayala on November 19.

Location: 4 West 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027

31) Chicken, waffles, and trap music, anyone? If you’re into those things, attend this brunch at Harlem BBQ on November 26.

Location: 2367 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY 10027

32) Do brunch at Melba’s and order the Southern fried chicken & eggnog waffles topped with strawberry butter and maple syrup.

Location: 300 W 114th St, New York, NY 10026

Melba's

33) Attend an “Industry Night” event at Minton’s.

Location: 206 W 118th St, New York, NY 10026

34) Have dinner at Chef Eddie G’s Kitchen in East Harlem.

Location: 1664 Park Ave, New York, NY 10035

35) Warm up with a cup of tea at Serengeti Teas and Spices.

Location: 2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10027

36) Shop at Harlem Haberdashery for fall fashion finds.

Location: 245 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027

37) Bring in the holiday spirit by attending the Classical Theater of Harlem’s rendition of The First Noel.

Location: 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

38) Grab a beer at East Harlem Bottling Co.

Location: 1711 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

39) Do your gift shopping at the Shop Harlem Live Harlem Holiday Expo on December 3.

Location: 46 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026

40) Indulge in French fare at Maison Harlem.

Location: 341 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10027

41) Attend Apollo Music Café featuring songstress Chantae Cann on December 3.

Location: 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

42) Grab a vegetarian meal at Uptown Veg and Juice Bar.

Location: 52 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035

43) Try the “El Barrio” burger which includes Oaxaca, Guacamole, Tortilla, Lettuce, and Jalapeno at Harlem Burger Co.

Location: 2190 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

44) Eat at Harlem Burger Co.’s sister restaurant Harlem Pizza Co.

Location: 135 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026

45) Have a sushi date at Little Bamboo Harlem.

Location: 175 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10026

46) Dine at Kingston Restaurant and Bar.

Location: 218 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026

47) Attend the Holiday Pop-Up Fair at the Walls-Ortiz Gallery and Center.

Location: 2204 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, New York 10026

48) Dine at Nabe Harlem—a Japanese and Soul Food fusion eatery.

Location: 2367 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10027

49) Attend “Hendrix in Harlem,” a special tribute to rock legend Jimi Hendrix on November 26.

Location: 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

50) Do tacos and margaritas at Cascabel Taqueria.

Location: 2799 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

51) Dine at Island Burgers & Shakes.

Location: 3147 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

IslandBurgers

52) Have dinner at Mama Sushi’s Harlem location.

Location: 3569 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

53) Attend the “Shelter” exhibition; an art show presented by the National Association of Women Artists, Violence Transformed, and Harlem School of the Arts on December 1.

Location: 645 Saint Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10030

54) Do breakfast at the Love Café in East Harlem.

Location: 283 Pleasant Ave, New York, NY 10029

55) Attend the “Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Honoring the Legacy of Black Women” at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on December 1.

Location: 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY, 10037

56) Dine at Maxwell’s Central Park—a rustic-chic New American restaurant.

Location: 1325 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10029

57) Grab cocktails at El Kallejon Lounge in East Harlem.

Location: 209 E 117th St, New York, NY 10035

58) Try the pumpkin spice muffins at Lady Lexis Sweets.

Location: 1931 Madison Ave New York, NY 10035

59) Watch a screening of Ava DuVernay’s Netflix documentary 13th at MIST Harlem on November 16.

Location: 46 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026

60) Attend Harlem Holiday Lights on November 17.

Location: West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

61) Attend the Black Bloggers United charity event on December 4. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Haiti’s recovery.

Location: 2272 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY 10027

62) Dine at Joy Burger Bar.

Location: 1567 Lexington Ave A, New York, NY 10029

63) Volunteer at the Shop & Stock with Families at FBNYC’s West Harlem kitchen on November 30. Sign-up is mandatory.

Location: 252 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026

64) Attend the Harlem for the Holidays flea market at the Gadson Gallery on December 3.

Location: 225 West 134th Street, New York, NY 10030

65) Dine at Belle Harlem.

Location: 2363 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030

BelleHarlem

66) Have a coffee shop work session at The Chipped Cup.

Location: 3610 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

67) Attend the Harlem Turkey Trot 2016 hosted by Harlem Run & Harlem United on November 24.

Location: Harlem Meer in Central Park, 110 and Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10029

68) Attend the Brunch, Booze, & Beats: Brunch & Day Party on December 3.

Location: 2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10027

69) Enjoy an evening of poetry at the Harlem home of the late poet Langston Hughes on December 10. All proceeds go to the Harlem Development Corporation.

Location: The Langston Hughes House, 20 East 127th Street, New York, New York 10026

70) Have a fall photo shoot under the Harlem viaduct.

Location: 133rd Street and 12th Ave.

71) Attend the “Open Soul Do It For Uptown – Spoken Word & Open Mic Food Drive” event at Art2Ink Tattoo Studio on November 26.

Location: 2295 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, New York, NY 10030

72) Attend the National Double Dutch League’s “Annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic” on December 4.

Location: 253 W. 125th St. New York, NY 10027

73) Go to the “Everybody Loves The 90’s Brunch & Day Party” at Gin Fizz on December 4.

Location: 308 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027

74) Try the chili & grilled cornbread at Harlem Food Bar.

Location: 2100 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

75) Have a delicious soul food dinner at Harlem’s legendary Sylvia’s Restaurant.

Location: 328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027

76) Check out a live music show at Ginny’s Supper Club.

Location: 310 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027

77) Try the “Let Me Out” cocktail at Rowhouse in Harlem.

Location: 2128 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

78) Watch an NBA game at Harlem Tavern.

Location: 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

79) Dine at Babbalucci.

Location: 331 Lenox Ave. New York, NY 10037

80) Shop at NiLu.

Location: 191 Lenox Ave. New York, NY 10026

81) Dine at Chaiwali Harlem.

Location: 274 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

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82) Have a tasty Mediterranean-inspired meal at Savann Restaurant.

Location: 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10027

83) Grab a pastry and a latte from ACP Coffee.

Location: 2286 7th Ave, New York, NY 10030

84) Shed those post-Thanksgiving pounds with a spin class at Harlem Cycle.

Location: 2350 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030

85) Shop at Harlem Underground.

Location: 2217 Fredrick Douglass Blvd. New York, NY 10035

86) Attend one of BTL Harlem’s weekly wine tastings.

Location: 311 W 127th St. New York, NY 10027

87) Have a sweet tooth? Head over to Café Frederick for a slice of pumpkin cheesecake.

Location: 2104 Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY 10026

88) Take a hot yoga class at Harlem Yoga Studio.

Location: 44 W 125th St, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10027

89) Visit La Marqueta in East Harlem.

Location: 1590 Park Ave., New York, NY

90) Try the Caprese toast at Double Dutch Expresso. It’s mouthwatering.

Location: 2194 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, New York 10026

91) Have an Ethiopian meal at Tsion Café.

Location: 763 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10031

92) Do the “Mi Querido Barrio (My Beloved Community) Walking Tour” with Augmented Reality and CCCADI.

Location: 120 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035

93) Grab a brew at Mess Hall Harlem.

Location: 2194 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, New York 10026

94) Round up the crew and do a Harlem Bar Crawl. Stop by the places that were featured on our “8 of the Best Fall-Inspired Cocktails in Harlem” list.

Location: Various locations.

95) Attend a live show at Shrine NYC.

Location: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030

96) Go to a Ballet Hispanico show at The Apollo Theater.

Location: 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

97) Treat yourself to a facial at Harlem Skin Clinic.

Location: 2119 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

98) Dine at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

Location: 700 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

99) Spend an afternoon at El Museo del Barrio.

Location: 1230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

100) Attend the “Black Tie Edition” of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s First Friday series on December 2.

Location: 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037

Schomburg

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